Friday, April 28, 2006

American Express: Beware Phony Log-In Screen

Ryan Naraine writes on eWeek:

American Express card holders: Beware that pop-up log-in screen, even on the company's secure Web site.

The credit card and travel services company has issued a warning about what it calls a false "security measures" pop-up screen that appears when users log in to its secure site.

In an alert posted online, the New York-based company included a screenshot of the pop-up, which tries to lure the user into entering name, social security number, mother's maiden name and date of birth.

"Please note that this fraudulent activity may be the result of a computer virus and is not a part of the American Express website. If you received this pop-up box, your computer may have this virus," the company warned.

More here.


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